Policy Programme Lead

Listed 12 days Ago
Horizons Regional Council
Government - Local/Federal

About us 

The Horizons region extends over 22,200km2 – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. Our purpose is to work with and for our community in the use and protection of our environment, managing our precious resources of land, air and water; as well as public transport and a key role in emergency management. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a healthy environment where people are thriving, including our staff.

The role  

Horizons Regional Council is offering a fabulous opportunity to shape and coordinate our policy change programme which is being driven by national policy direction and regional policy requirements.

The Policy Programme Lead will need to bring relational, strategic, planning and project management skills to develop efficient and effective implementation programmes and ensure our organisation is at the forefront of change.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing project plans to coordinate our environmental policy change programme, coordinating communications and project meetings, preparing reports, presentations and plans, delivering presentations, establishing governance structures, ongoing project management including delivery of key milestones within agreed timeframes, allocating tasks, managing risks, monitoring progress and regular reporting. You will need a good understanding of resource management policy and planning requirements.

This role will enable you to demonstrate leadership skills and further leadership opportunities are potentially available. 

About you 

Have you been involved in policy development or implementation roles and are now wanting to step up into planning and coordinating the delivery of policy programmes instead of doing them? If so, this is the role for you. 

You will have expert knowledge of policy development and resource management processes, be highly organised, able to deliver effective project management practices and be proficient in common digital tools and platforms.

You will be someone who is highly organised, strategic and creative, is able to manage multi-projects on the go, with strong interpersonal skills to bring teams of people together, is self-motivated, self-managing and a problem-solver. 

A relevant tertiary qualification as well as certification in project management is desirable, as well as experience delivering projects.

Experience working in local or central government would be advantageous.

Why should you apply?

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through: 

  • Positive focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing. 
  • Providing you with your birthday off, and an extra week leave after 2 years of service
  • Flexible family friendly work environment
  • Ongoing professional and functional development and opportunities across the organisation to grow, specialise or diversify your skills. 
  • A supportive and social work environment across the organisation
  • And for permanent staff life insurance, discounted healthcare premiums and subsidised eye examinations.

Apply now, don’t delay apply today, we will be looking at applicants as they arrive and appointment will be made for the right candidate

Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.